Detailed 5GX Virtual Program

Wednesday, 27 May, 2020 - 1:00 pm EST


1:00 PM EST

Welcome to 5GX Connect


1:10 PM

State of Indiana Keynotes

  • Susan Brooks, Congresswoman, 5th Congressional District, State of Indiana, U.S. Congress
  • David Roberts, Chief Innovation Officer, Indiana Economic Development Corporation

1:20 PM

Federal Keynote

  • Mung Chiang, S&T Advisor to the Secretary, Office of the Science and Technology Adviser, U.S. Department of State

Spotlight: Purdue Engineering Student Council


1:30 PM

AI-Enabled Spectrum Management for 5G and Beyond

  • Thyagarajan Nandagopal, Deputy Division Director (DDD) for the Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) at the National Science Foundation
  • Joe Kochan, CEO, US Ignite, and Principal Investigator and Project Director for the PAWR Project Office
  • Mari Silbey, US Ignite

2:00 PM

What Does 5G Mean for the DOD and Industry?

Leaders from military, industry, and government provide insights on what they are seeing in the race to 5G and how it will revolutionize their space.
  • Gary Deckard, Cyber Program Director/Cybertropolis Lead, Atterbury-Muscatatuck Center for Complex Operations (AMCCO)
  • Carl Kutsche, Chief Technologist, Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, Idaho National Laboratory
  • Paul Losiewicz, Senior Scientific Adviser, CyberSecurity and Information Systems Information Analysis Center (CSIAC)
  • Daniel Bennett, Senior Technical Advisor, Energy Security and Resiliency Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • Kyle Werner, Director of Engagement, Naval Surface Warfare Center - Crane Division
  • Stacey Mervyn, Chief Strategist for Electronic Warfare, Naval Surface Warfare Center - Crane Division
  • Ted Wendling, Solutions Architect, Verizon

2:45 PM

5GX Innovation Challenge

TechConnect is proud to host the 2020 5GX Innovation Challenge, delivering transformational 5G technologies to industry, military, and the government. This Innovation Prospecting program is designed specifically to deliver private-sector and academic/research early-stage technologies in support of the 5G revolution.
  • Jennifer Rocha, Executive Director, Military, Government, and Corporate Programs, TechConnect

AtomBeam Technologies Inc., A New Way to Dramatically Reduce the Size of Machine/IoT Data

CamGraPhIC Ltd, Graphene Integrated Photonics (GIP)

Cybitron, LLC dba TFA Labs, IoT Signed-at-Source™

Forward Edge AI, Inc., Gabriel the robocall blocker - world's first community based call authentication app

Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Millimeter wave absorbers

Onclave Networks, Securing the 5G IT/OT/IOT Infrastructure

Optimal Technology Corporation, Intelligent Monitoring and Autonomous Devices for Energy Solutions ("IMADE Solutions")

Palo Verde Networks, Inc., Optical Telemetry and AI Tools / Optilligence

Q Networks, Defense Grade Secure Stand Alone Private 5G Network

Teratonix, RF energy harvesting of 5G signals for batteryless, maintenance-free, wirelessly powering IoT sensors

Tialinx, Inc., A Programmable Polarized Beamsteering Antenna Array ("P2BA2") for Wireless and SATCOM

TRAXyL, Inc., FiberTRAX: "Painting" optical fiber on pavement

Unmanned Systems Ltd, AI based Autonomy-as-a-Service

3:20 PM

Closing Remarks and Next Steps to September

  • Sean Hendrix, Managing Director, Indiana 5G Zone
  • Jennifer Rocha, Executive Director, Military, Government, and Corporate Programs, TechConnect



5GX Physical Program | 16-18 Sept, 2020, Indianapolis

  Wednesday, 16 Sept Thursday, 17 Sept  Friday, 18 Sept
Morning   Opening Keynotes: Federal, State, and Department of Defense Leadership Keynotes: Federal, State, and Department of Defense Leadership
  Panel Session I Panel Session III
    DOD-Industry 5G Roundtable Session II
Registration Opens Lunch (on own) Lunch (on own)
Afternoon   5G Pitch Sessions I and II 5G Pitch Session III and IV
    Panel Session II Panel Session IV, V
    DOD-Industry 5G Roundtable Session I Closing Remarks (End of Conference)
Evening No host social, High Velocity Sports Bar, JW Marriott 5G Summit Reception, JW Marriott  















For more info, please contact Jennifer Rocha at or (774) 249-8514





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